Rains wreck havoc in DK, Udupi

Holiday for schools today; many take help of boats to reach home

Rains wreck havoc in DK, Udupi

The incessant rain that lashed the coastal districts for three days, has increased the inflow of water into major rivers in the region, causing flood in low-lying areas and incurring heavy damage. As heavy rains continued to lash, the district administration has declared holiday for all the schools on Friday.

The Malavoor vented dam on the outskirts of the city was submerged due to the flooding of Phalguni river. The flood water has created a peninsula, with the plantations and paddy fields covered due to the overflowing river in Padushedde. If three houses are already inundated, over 30 houses are facing the threat of flood in this region. It could be recalled that the retaining wall of the newly constructed vented dam in Malavoor was destroyed during the flood last year, submerging two houses. The damaged wall was reconstructed later.

Rain effect

Heavy rainfall has brought miseries in Subramanya region. Kumaradhara bridge which is the only bridge that connects Subramanya and Mangalore, Bangalore, Dharmasthala and Uppinangady has been submerged. With the increase in the inflow of river, even the Panja-Kaniyoor-Puttur connecting bridge too was inundated on Thursday morning, making it impossible for the vehicle movement. Subramanya was isolated due to lack of connectivity from all sides. 

Hundreds of acres of agriculture land was damaged due to the rain in Borugudde, Panapila Moodabailu areas in Moodbidri. Rain miseries are reported from Belthangady taluk too, which has registered second highest rainfall in the last 24 hours. Landslides and falling of trees in several places blocked the traffic movement for hours.

Overflowing Phalguni river water has entered the shops in Venur and Andinje. A power tiller was submerged in water and five cattle belonging to one Biju died as water gushed into the cattleshed in Sorammendottu.

Belthangady Tahsildar said that a ganji kendra has been opened at Venur Vidyodaya school where six families from Venur town are given food and shelter. Heavy land slide has occurred in Nada village in the basement of Jamalabad fort.

Hundreds of electricity poles have been damaged and over 50 houses are pushed to dark in Laila village alone. As two pumpsets are submerged in the Netravati river water in Laila, there will not be water supply in Belthangady town panchayat limits on Friday and Saturday.

Flood in Uppinangady

With the water-level reaching the danger level in Kaumardhara and Netravati rivers in Uppinangady, many low lying areas in the region have been inundated.

Several houses and shops were surrounded with water throwing the normal life out of gear.

The flood also entered the national highway, blocking the vehicle movement for hours. One of the shop owners in the super market, incurred a heavy loss of Rs 10 lakh as the goods stored in the shop were submerged in flood water.

Rainfall detail

In the last 24 hours, the district received an average rainfall of 138 mm. This includes: Puttur - 219.3 mm, Belthangady—204.6 mm, Sullia - 118.6 mm, Bantwal—96.1 mm and Mangalore - 51.3 mm. Water level in river Netravati has reached 9.1 metre in Bantwal and 28 metre in Uppinangady.

The landslide problem near Yedakumeri has been set right and Mangalore-Bangalore train has resumed its operation on Thursday.  

Rain in Udupi

The rain that battered Udupi district has receded to certain extent on Thursday.
The district recorded 93.46 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Karkala taluk received highest rainfall of 195.6 mm rain, while Udupi received 45.0 mm rain and Kundapur taluk recorded 39.8 mm rain.

The heavy and incessant rain in Kundapur taluk resulted in flash floods in the areas like Navunda, Barkur, Koni, Kalavara, Beejadi, Kedur, Ulthur, Kedur, Maravanthe, Badakere and Salbuda on Wednesday. Besides Sowparnika River was flooded. As the Kubja River in Siddhapur crossed the danger mark, water entered inside the premises of Brahmi Sri Durga Parameshwari temple in Kamalashile on Wednesday. However, the water level in the temple has receded on Thursday.

In Karkala taluk, the constructive wall built adjacent to the agricultural fields owned by Sanjeeva Shetty was flooded and the water entered to the fields resulting in the destruction of paddy field.

The traffic across the stretch in Manjalthar in Mudar village was temporarily disrupted following the collapse of a huge tree.

In Kundapur village, the house belonging to Suneetha in Alur was partially damaged. The walls of the house of one Korgu Shetty in Hosur village collapsed following heavy rain. In Okwadi village, a house belonging to Mumtaz was partially damaged.

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